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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Deepti Gupta

Fiction • 17.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Deepti Gupta performs this lush historical novel set against the backdrop of the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. A Hindu teen named Samir, who is working in his family's perfume shop in 1930s Lahore, falls in love with Firdaus, the daughter of a Muslim calligrapher. As tensions between Muslims and Hindus increase, leading up to Partition, Samir and Firdaus believe their love can withstand anything. Gupta captures the deep emotional connection between the two young people, making listeners feel hopeful that, in some way, Samir and Firdaus will find a way to be together. As listeners follow the pair through the decades and see the long-term effects of the partition, Gupta's performance complements this sweeping story, dazzling with every new chapter and plot twist. K.D.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781250868886 $32.99


Library Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781250909053 $99.99

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